GT Academy is this little stand-alone downloadable free version of Gran Turismo 5 with a handful of cars and specific tasks you have to do. It’s part of a larger competition that I have absolutely no interest in.
I’m not much of a competitive person. Occasionally I’ll try to beat someone’s time or something, but generally, I don’t bother. So the chance of me bothering with the GT Academy program was pretty much nil. Until they, in a flash of, I think, inspiration, decided you can win cars for GT5. Now that’s different, that’s not me competing against other players to go on to a competition I’m not physically able to do – besides which, I can see no link betwixt driving a motor vehicle and doing an assault course in the mud.